Oracy across the curriculum

Structuring talk in your classroom

We’ve gathered together lots of our favourite resources to help improve oracy in your classroom. We have different formats, lesson plans, and case studies of schools across the UK.


Use these formats to teach subjects across the curriculum through lively, focussed discussions. These structured activities can be more effective than, or a good change from, more traditional class, group and pair discussion.

Focusing in

If you want to spend some lessons on really focused development of various building blocks of oracy, we also have resources for building discrete oracy skills.

Outside the classroom

Check out our ideas for improving oracy in a co-curricular setting.

Lesson Plans

Use our plans to create dynamic and exciting lessons, full of opportunities for speaking and listening.

Case studies of secondary schools

We’ve visited various schools across the country which have all successfully embedded oracy into the culture of their school. Read about they’ve done it and take away tips for your school.


Debating in the classroom

Debating can be a fantastic way to really develop students analytical skills and confidence when speaking. If they really catch the debating bug, why not set up your own debating club? 

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Oracy Videos

Full debates can be a great way to teach the debating format and slowly build your students’ confidence, or you can target their listening skills by getting them to watch and judge one of the debates.

Show one of our games before giving your students a chance to try it out themselves.

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